After this summer i have concluded that a bad run cap is the best thing that ever happened to a dishonest company. Bad run cap=bad compressor. Its unfortunate but happens all the time im sure. We had a big problem with Packard brand this year (they wouldnt even swell up) and Global years ago (lost many customers). I wish they made them the same way as the old days, big and heavy!
I think a lot of power is wasted because of poor capacitors. My heat pump went from drawing 21.7 amps to 14.1 with a new run cap.
Let me tell you a technical secret.
If your run cap is the wrong uf value for the motor with which it is associated, it will draw more current compared to a cap of the correct uf value. It is possible that the new cap is correct, and the old cap was either not correct, or its uf value had changed significantly.
Unfortunately, no one has developed a replacement for PCB oil that has the same properties.
[Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.] 2 Tim 3:16-17
I have some that were in service for 20 years and on the shelf for 5 still test fine. Modern being the key word, those spend a short time on the shelf a little longer in service and a long time in the garbage.